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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I trust a locksmith?

You can find a trustworthy locksmith with some research. The best way to start is with an online search of top-rated locksmiths near you and read the customer reviews thoroughly. Positive reviews (and ratings) can indicate trustworthiness, but you should also look up the locksmith’s credentials. Many states require locksmiths to be licensed, so look up the rules in your state before you hire anyone.

How does a locksmith open a locked door?

Locksmiths use specialized tools and techniques to open your door in the case of lockouts or lost keys. Trained locksmiths can pick your door lock with lock-picking tools such as a rake, a tension wrench, a half diamond or a hook. They may use a technique called bumping, which will work on pin tumbler locks, or as a last resort they may use a drill to remove your existing lock. The national average locksmith price ranges between $70 and $100. A locksmith can also replace your current lock system, re-key your locks if you have lost your keys, repair a broken lock, install a deadlock and more. Locksmiths not only help with front doors, they can help if you are locked out of your car, locked out of your mailbox, locked out of your shed … you name it. There may be an additional charge for emergency after-hours locksmith services. Check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost for a car locksmith?

There are several reasons you may need a car locksmith. You may be locked out of your car (either with the keys inside or with no keys at all), you may have lost your car keys and need a new key, or you may want to make a duplicate car key. The national average locksmith price ranges from $70 to $100. Getting locked out of your car can be scary and overwhelming — especially if it’s cold and dark out. Fortunately, professional locksmiths provide round-the-clock assistance to help people in these circumstances.

Car lockouts are one of the main reasons people need a locksmith. Your locksmith’s price can depend on the type of car you have, the time of day (or night) it is, and where you are located. Locksmith pricing may be based on a flat rate, or pricing may be quoted to you after the locksmith determines the circumstances. For example, a flat rate for a car lockout could be $65 for standard vehicles. That price could be higher for after-hours or long-distance service, or service during extreme weather. If you have entirely lost your car keys, a locksmith can make you a new car key, but first they must verify that you are the owner of the car. Locksmiths can even program new car key fobs for you — often at a lower price than a dealership.

How much does it cost to make a new key for a car?

Locksmiths’ prices for making new car keys can vary depending on the make of your car as well as the time of day and location. The national average locksmith price ranges from $70 to $100, but duplicating a key may cost as little as $30, while extraction a key stuck in the ignition, cutting a new key and programming the fob can cost much more.

You might need a new car key if you have lost your key, the key broke in the ignition, the key is bent or damaged, or you just want a duplicate in case of emergency. You can request a duplicate of a key you have on hand, or you can have a new key made or cut if you have lost your original car keys. If you need to replace lost keys, you’ll need to first provide proof that you are the owner of the car along with the vehicle identification number (VIN). If you’re just locked out of your car but don’t need a key made, a locksmith may charge $65 to get you back in. Locksmith car key services are often far more affordable than dealership prices for new keys.

How much does it cost to have a deadbolt lock installed?

Installing a new deadbolt lock can improve your home security, especially if you think your current lock system has been compromised or there are unaccounted-for copies of your house keys in circulation. A professional locksmith can install a new deadbolt for you in a matter of hours. The national average locksmith price ranges from $70 to $100. Locksmith prices for installing deadbolts may be higher based on whether the professional provides the lock or you have it on hand, how many components the locking system includes, and how long the installation takes. The cost to purchase a lock yourself from a big-box store can range from approximately $70 to $225 or more, depending on quality and materials. Higher-security locks often take longer and therefore cost more to install.

Reviews for Lauderdale Lakes locksmiths
Cari W.
Excellent locksmith and customer service!
Steven Locksmith ServicesSteven Locksmith Services
John P.
Really good locksmith best I’ve used!
Access Locksmith & SecurityAccess Locksmith & Security
Roy M.
The Locksmith was kind and Curtis, also very smart about the job'
Alpha Lock & KeyAlpha Lock & Key
Robert P.
Eddie did a great job, we would definitely use him again for any locksmith needs.
Access Locksmith & SecurityAccess Locksmith & Security
Belinda O.
Very professional and reliable as well as quick to response. My number one contact going forward for all locksmith needs.
Steven Locksmith ServicesSteven Locksmith Services
Henry M.
Steven was great, very professional and worked very efficiently. Rekeyed the locks and gave suggestions as well. On top of my list for locksmiths.
Steven Locksmith ServicesSteven Locksmith Services
Nancy B.
I cannot say enough good things about Joey's service. At first we weren't able to get my key FOB programmed however Joey came through when I found my misplaced FOB. He met me at a place of my choice. He fixed EVERYTHING. Kudos to Joey and Lock N More Locksmith. They will always be my preferred Locksmith.
Lock N More Locksmith (Storefront & 24 HR MobileLock N More Locksmith (Storefront & 24 HR Mobile
Rico c.
Eddie was a pleasure to work with....he came the same day, was punctual and extremely professional! He provided fast, quality service and I’d recommend him to anyone needing a locksmith
Access Locksmith & SecurityAccess Locksmith & Security
Jheanell R.
It was a pleasure working with Lock and More. They arrived on time and their staff was pleasant and professional. They replaced my front door lock and it was done with great quality. I would definitely recommend this locksmith company.
Lock N More Locksmith (Storefront & 24 HR MobileLock N More Locksmith (Storefront & 24 HR Mobile
Marccia L.
Very knowledgeable locksmith! He was able to get my 2 business door locks installed in 1 hr and did a great job! Highly reliable! Highly recommended! Thank you!
Security Pro Lock & Safe, Inc.Security Pro Lock & Safe, Inc.
Adam A.
Steven is great ! He came out same day to help us get 2 locks rekeyed. He works quickly and is very professional. We will be referring him to everyone that needs a locksmith. Thanks Steven !
Steven Locksmith ServicesSteven Locksmith Services
Claire M.
My front door lock was not working, and Eddie came over this morning (on a Sunday) and very quickly identified the problem and fixed the lock. He was punctual, clearly explained the issue and did a great job resolving it. I highly recommend Eddie and Access Locksmith.
Access Locksmith & SecurityAccess Locksmith & Security
Sherry V.
Steven responded to my request right away and performed the work the very same day. He was friendly and courteous, did a great job and cleaned up after himself. I would recommend Steven and would definitely use him for any of my Locksmith needs in the future!
Steven Locksmith ServicesSteven Locksmith Services
Lam l.
Super fast response (within 1 hour of calling them) . Eddie gave me a great price to re-key my front door and was finished in ten minutes. Eddie was very professional and a all around nice guy. I highly recommend this company for all your locksmith needs.
Access Locksmith & SecurityAccess Locksmith & Security
Marcela W.
Steven came one day early, attempted to install a lock we had bought, which did not work. And then immediately, brought a lock comparable and installed it for us. I am completely happy to have chosen him and will contact him again for any locksmith needs we may have i the future.
Steven Locksmith ServicesSteven Locksmith Services
Vincent M.
I am very happy with the work that was done to my front door knob and deadbolt. I live in a townhouse community with HOA we are only allowed a certain style of hardware. Locksmith today gave me options and had it installed in no time. I can rest easy knowing that my front door is secure.
Get it Done TodayGet it Done Today
Alan F.
Steven did an excellent job, he knew exactly what need to be done right after i explained what i wanted. He came exactly at the time of the appointment and finished the job faster than expected. Overall, i am very satisfied with his services and certainly will always call him first anytime i need a locksmith job.
Steven Locksmith ServicesSteven Locksmith Services
John W.
Eddie “Locksmith” Sharoni helped us out at short notice. He was quick to respond to the request on Thumbtack, told us when he could come by and assess the work at hand. Once we had agreed on a fair price, Eddie set to and changed the locks with no fuss or bother, cleaning up as he went along. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.
Access Locksmith & SecurityAccess Locksmith & Security
Nate W.
Recently bought a house and was extremely pleased with the quality of work that was done on this project. Re-keying every entry door to the house and installing a smart lock on the front door. 10/10 stars, and would recommend him highly to anyone who needs a locksmith that will go the extra mile to complete the project and not just walk away because it’s a little outside the box.
Access Locksmith & SecurityAccess Locksmith & Security
Kelsey M.
Eddie answered my job posting immediately, and was able to come by the next morning to help with my locks. He also gave extra time to work on a lock that was not in the original job, and provided suggestions for other doors in my home. He was very professional, kind, and happy to help any questions I had. Would definitely recommend working with Eddie for your locksmith/security needs!
Access Locksmith & SecurityAccess Locksmith & Security
Jim M.
Antonio did a wonderful job replacing some locks 🔐 for us! He was professional, punctual, and explained each step of the process - Antonio also gave us some additional, proactive information about our locks. I’d definitely use Antonio for future locksmith work and absolutely would recommend him to anyone looking for lock work. Great experience from a super nice guy! Thanks again!
Another Locksmith CorpAnother Locksmith Corp
Carol G.
Eddie called me back within 20 minutes. We spoke about my problem, and he was very forthcoming that he was not the correct business to correct my concerns. I cannot tell you how grateful I am he was so honest, he saved me an unnecessary locksmith cost and put me on the right path to correct my problem. Thank you Eddie for being so honest and trying to help me. I will call him for any job I may have in the future.
Access Locksmith & SecurityAccess Locksmith & Security
Perry G.
Absolutely wonderful ! I needed a postbox lock put on my box in a shared condo group of boxes.Mine had broken while I was away and was very difficult to find a comparison lock and fit it .PBC Locksmiths answered my enquiry , new it was urgent as I was going away and came the next day …exactly on time.He fitted a new postbox lock immiediatly and was really personable and new exactly what lock to fit . For such short notice very fair price and I was extremely happy and satisfied . Excellent reccomendation from me. ! Thankyou .
PBC LocksmithPBC Locksmith
Michael T.
I was in a serious bind. My Keys fell out of my pocket when I was getting out of the car and with my being disabled, I had already locked the doors. Just as the door was closing, to my horror, I saw the keys on the seat but had to go to my appointment. After my appointment, I contacted Guy and he immediately came out. The rain was coming down hard but his focus was on his customers needs. If you want a professional locksmith, I strongly recommend Guy. For my future projects. I have my guy. 👍
Guy LocksmithGuy Locksmith
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Alpha Lock & Key after their prompt response to my post. I needed to have two locks replaced, for a reasonable price. I spoke with Daniel, the owner, and he assured me he could get the job done in less than 30 minutes, and that he could be at my house within the hour; he showed up in less than 45 minutes. He was extremely professional and his pricing was so low I couldn't say no! He even gave me an extra spare key! I have saved Alpha Lock & Key's contact for future reference and HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking to hire a locksmith. Thank you Alpha Lock & Key!
Alpha Lock & KeyAlpha Lock & Key
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